Snowdrift Bars

These No Bake Snow Drift Bars are a delicious combination of a custard base mixed with crushed Nilla Wafers, coconut and marshmallows! They are so pretty, buttery and sweet!

Two snowdrift bars stacked on top of each other dusted in powdered sugar

These bars might seem a little untimely. I mean the weather is just starting to warm up and here I am talking about snow. Yeah, it’s confusing.

But of course these sweet little treats can be eaten all year round…I’m just thinking how pretty they would be on a Holiday Cookie Platter…sigh.

But they ARE “No Bake”, which is super for the warm months when you don’t feel like cranking up the oven. So here we are back at the beginning…Snowdrift Bars. Make them all year round.

No-bake snowdrift bars served on a plate

The recipe for these bars starts a little differently than any other no bake bars I’ve ever made.

You whip up a quick custard-type sauce…and then mix in some coconut.

Coconut flakes in a measuring spoon

Just stir it up and let it cool a bit…

Butter and coconut in a saucepan

Then mix in some crushed Nilla Wafers…

Crushed Nilla wafers in a measuring cup

AND marshmallows!!!

Marshmallows being added to coconut mix

Stir stir stir.

Stirring mixture of coconut, Nilla wafers, and marshmallows

Then press it all in a foiled pan.

Pressing snowdrift bars into a 9x9 pan

When they’re chilled and you’re ready to serve them dust them with some powdered sugar!

So pretty!

Topping cooled bars with powdered sugar

They are dense and kind of fudge-like, but they taste like a delicious cookie..with chewy marshmallows inside!

Snowdrift bars cut and served

You’re gonna love these!

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Two snowdrift bars stacked on top of each other dusted in powdered sugar

Snowdrift Bars

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  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Yield: 12 bars 1x


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2/3 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 2 cups Nilla Wafer crumbs
  • 1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
  • powdered sugar for dusting


  1. Line an 8×8 pan with foil and spray lightly with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Crack 2 eggs in a medium bowl and whisk. Set this aside.
  3. In a medium saucepan melt the butter on low heat. Once the butter is melted add in the granulated sugar and cook, stirring continuously for 1 minute keeping the heat on low. Next spoon a few tablespoons of the sugar mixture into the beaten eggs and mix together. Repeat this with 2 more tablespoons of the sugar mixture tempering the eggs. Now mix the egg mixture back into the saucepan. Cook the entire mixture for 7-8 minutes, stirring continuously, allowing it to thicken and the sugar to dissolve.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the vanilla and the coconut. Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature.
  5. Once the mixture is cooled stir in the Nilla Wafer crumbs and the marshmallows.
  6. Spread the mixture into the prepared pan and cover and chill for 2 hours.
  7. When you’re ready to serve the bars dust them with powdered sugar and cut into squares.


store airtight chilled for up to 5 days.

recipe adapted from

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15 comments on “Snowdrift Bars”

  1. yum!!!!! these look amazing!!! can they be made and then frozen to eat at a later date?? THANKS SO MUCH! =]

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